News: Two suspected Taliban insurgents detained in Kandahar Friday
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition security forces detained two suspected Taliban insurgents in Kandahar province Friday while in pursuit of a senior Taliban commander operating in the Charbaugh area of Arghandab district.
The commander conducts improvised explosive device attacks and intimidation campaigns against Afghan civilians.
The security force targeted a compound southeast of Rajan Kala in Arghandab district to look for the commander. Afghan forces called for all residents to exit the compound and then secured the area. The assault force detained two suspected insurgents at the scene.
“Afghan civilians should not have to live this way,” said Col. Rafael Torres, ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director. “The Taliban take away their basic human rights, constantly intimidate them and put them in danger. Afghan and coalition forces will continue to pursue senior leaders like the terrorist they are.”
Afghan and coalition forces did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children throughout the search.